On September 7, 1911 — 24-yer-old Grover Alexander, winning a rookie-record 28 games, pitches the Phils to a 1 – 0 win over Boston’s 44-year-old Cy Young. Alex gives up just one hit. Alexander’s 31 complete games, 367 innings pitched, and 7 shutouts lead the National League. The American League has its own rookie sensation, lefty Vean Gregg, who breaks in for Cleveland with a 23-7 record and miserly 1.81 ERA. Gregg will win 20 his first three years, then win just 28 in the next 12 years.

 


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